The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is not distributing publications at this time. We do have online versions available for download.

Professional organizations can order materials in bulk from the NC Division of Public Health Women’s Health Branch, while supplies last. View the DPH order form

Health Check/ NC Health Choice promotional materials and applications can be ordered through the Children and Youth Branch website.

Women’s Health

Taking Care of Me

A new baby may mean little time for mom to care for herself. This self-help guide gives postpartum women practical health tips on emotional stress, nutrition, exercise, family planning and reproductive health, and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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Private Matters

A handy little card helps a woman chart her menstrual cycle for a year.

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Mujer Total/Total Woman

Spanish magazine provides practical tips and helpful information on: mental health, nutrition, exercise, family planning, reproductive health, drugs, immunizations, breastfeeding, secondhand smoke, improving communication with healthcare providers…and more. It includes toll-free Spanish numbers and Web sites where women can get more information. An English description of the magazine is also available.

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Choices: Health Matters for Women

16-page magazine addresses some of the tough choices women make that affect their health. This “self-help” publication motivates women through supportive messages and alternative options to make health decisions. Topics include: smoking, drinking, drug use, relationships, food cravings, stress and more.

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My Health Journal

Interactive journal covers health topics, recommended check-ups and health goals for women ages 18-45. Allows women to record test results, appointments, family history and questions to ask the doctor.

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Mi Diario de Salud

Esta publicación está diseñada para ayudar a las mujeres a mantener su información de salud organizada y al corriente. Las mujeres pueden mantener récords de sus visitas médicas, así como de los resultados de exámenes médicos, anotar qué preguntas hacerle a su médico y establecer metas saludables. El diario también les permite a las mujeres hacer seguimiento de su salud reproductiva.

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HIV: Keeping It Real

Knowledge is power. This 8-page brochure is packed with current information about HIV and is designed to educate and empower women. Encourages them to be responsible and protect themselves from HIV.

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VIH Una Realidad

Este folleto de 8 páginas contiene información actual sobre el VIH/SIDA. Ha sido diseñado para educar a las mujeres latinas de una manera clara y sencilla; así como para motivarlas a ser responsables frente a este asunto.

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Family Planning Methods

This handout helps women understand family planning options and decide what method is best for them. Includes pictures of different methods with bullet points on their advantages, disadvantages and effectiveness. Also explains the female reproductive system, menstruation and how pregnancy happens. Designed as a tool for healthcare educators, clinics and healthcare providers.

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Métodos de Planificación Familiar

Este folleto le ayuda a mujeres entender sus opciones de planificación familiar y decidir cuál es el mejor método para ellas. Incluye imágenes de métodos diferentes con algunos puntos sobre sus ventajas, desventajas y eficacia. También explica sobre el sistema reproductivo de la mujer, la menstruación, y cómo ocurre un embarazo. Está diseñado como un instrumento para educadores de salud, clínicas y proveedores de atención medica. 4 páginas.

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Healthy Habits for Life

This booklet offers tips and tools for women who want to adopt healthy habits in order to reach or maintain a healthy weight.

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Mujer, Madre y Amiga

Esta publicación ofrece consejos y herramientas para Latinas que quieran desarrollar hábitos saludables para lograr o mantener un peso sano.

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Are You Ready: Sex and Your Future

This booklet asks people to think about how children fit in their plans. Do they want children? If so, when? How many? Includes a health assessment and information on how to prevent a pregnancy until ready for a baby.

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¿Qué harás en tu futuro?

Este folleto le ayuda a la persona a reflexionar
sobre su deseo de tener hijos. Le hace considerar si… ¿Está preparada para tener hijos? ¿Cuándo quiere tenerlos? ¿Cuántos quiere tener? Incluye una evaluación de salud e información sobre cómo prevenir un embarazo hasta estar preparada para tener un hijo.

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Mujer Prevenida Vale por Dos (A Prepared Woman is Worth Double) Fotonovela

A fotonovela (picture story) of Ana María explaining the importance of a daily multivitamin with folic acid. Spanish only.

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Take Care of Your Body, Take Care of Yourself Brochure

Encourages young women to find time in their busy schedules to take a multivitamin. Includes tips on taking a multivitamin daily to get the most out of them.

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Multivitamins for You, For Your Baby, For Life Card

Young mother explains there are lots of great reasons to take multivitamins. Having a baby is one of them.

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Busy Woman’s Guide/ Guia para la mujer Card

This handy bilingual card provides information about multivitamins. It also teaches how to check a multivitamin label for folic acid.

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Laminated BMI Chart

BMI chart (for ages 20 and up) with weight tips for the underweight, healthy, overweight and obese.

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Pregnancy

Our Healthy Baby’s Family Album

An African American family shares their photo album and stories on how they prepared for their new arrival. Includes messages about folic acid, healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy, the importance of knowing your family health history, signs of preterm labor and tips for baby’s sleep safety and comfort.

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My Pregnancy Calendar

This fun and educational 42-week calendar helps pregnant women record important events and information during every week of their pregnancy. Includes helpful tips and milestones that occur throughout pregnancy. (previous version called “What’s Happening To Me?”)

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El Calendario De Mi Embarazo

Este divertido y educativo calendario de 42 semanas está diseñado para ayudar a las mujeres embarazadas anotar eventos e información importante durante cada semana de su embarazo. Incluye consejos útiles y acontecimientos que ocurren a través del embarazo.

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If You Smoke and Are Pregnant

Self-help, quit smoking guide for women who are pregnant or thinking about pregnancy. Helps readers make their own quit-smoking plans. Increases their chances of quitting smoking successfully.

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Thanks for Asking

Interactive brochure offers ideas (one for every week of a full-term pregnancy) from mothers across North Carolina on how to help reduce stress during pregnancy.

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Reality Check – Smoking Matters

Colorful fotonovela (picture story) encourages pregnant teenagers to quit smoking. Includes a self-help quide and resource list.

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Get Real – Secondhand Smoke Matters

Brochure features letter with questions from teens about secondhand smoke, answered by teens who’ve been there , done that. A companion piece to Reality Check.

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Prevent Preterm Labor

Important information for all pregnant women to have. This card lists the warning signs of preterm labor and explains what to do if they occur.

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Prevenga el parto prematuro

Información importante para todas las mujeres embarazadas. Esta tarjeta enumera las señales de advertencia del parto prematuro y explica qué hacer si se presentan.

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Keeping the Circle Healthy

In the belief American Indian children are a gift to the future, this brochure helps women, their families, friends, co-workers and community members learn about ways to help women have healthy pregnancies. A beautifully illustrated poster on the inside offers wise sayings, advice and helpful tips for promoting women’s and infant’s health.

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Text4Baby Referral Card

Explains how to get free Text4Baby text messages three times a week on your cell phone during pregnancy and baby’s first year.

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Text4Baby Referral Card

Tarjeta pequeña promueve un servicio gratuito. Text4Baby provee mensajes de texto tres veces cada semana con información importante durante el embarazo y el primer año de la vida del bebé.

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Text4Baby Flyer

Bilingual sheet explains how to get free Text4Baby text messages. English on one side, Spanish on the other.

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One Child, One Community

This brochure encourages communities to get involved in giving African American children a healthy start. Provides ideas on what community groups, churches,businesses, family, friends and co-workers can do.

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Parenting & Baby Care

Baby’s Safe Sleep Tips

The front of this two-sided flyer shows how to put a baby to sleep safely in a crib. The reverse side provides in-depth tips on what parents and caregivers should know to help prevent sleep-related infant death and to reduce the risks of SIDS.

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 Safe Sleep checklist English

Duerma Seguro a Su Bebé – Consejos

Esta hoja, de un lado, muestra cómo dormir seguro a un bebé en su cuna. El lado inverso le provee a los padres y a todos aquellos que cuidan a niños, consejos detallados sobre que deben saber para reducir el riesgo de la muerte de cuna o el Síndrome de Muerte Súbita de Infante (SIDS por sus siglas en inglés) y otras muertes que pueden suceder cuando duermen los bebés.

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Safe Sleep checklist Spanish

My Baby’s Safe Sleep Checklist

A 2-sided bilingual checklist providing tips on what parents and caregivers should know to help prevent sleep-related infant death and to reduce the risks of SIDS.

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Safe Sleep checklist

See How We Grow

Flip chart informs parents about what babies can do as newborns, at 1-2 months, 3-5 months and 9-12 months of age. Suggests activities to do that help babies develop. Attractive flip chart can hang in any convenient location in the house.

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Observa mi crecimiento

Rotafolio informativo para padres sobre diferentes etapas en el desarrollo de su bebé, desde recién nacido a 12 meses de edad. Sugiere actividades para ayudar al bebé a desarrollarse en cada etapa. Atractivo y fácil de leer y colgar en cualquier parte de la casa.

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Oh Baby! We Want to Keep You Safe From Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand cigarette smoke poses a serious danger to the baby before it is born as well as after birth. This brochure offers helpful tips for avoiding secondhand smoke while pregnant. Ideas for creating a smoke-free home and car after the baby is born are included.

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Reasons to Breastfeed

This brochure encourages women to breastfeed “for you and your baby.” Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer and diabetes. It’s great form mom and baby. Breastfed babies are more likely to get sick less often, have fewer ear infections and be a healthy weight.

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Humos letales: Aprende a protegerte del humo de segunda mano

Brochure advises Latino youth about the dangers of secondhand smoke and how to protect themselves from. Folds out to a mini-poster.

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Duerma seguro a su bebé: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Follow the adventures in this fotonovela (picture story) of a young couple as they prepare for the arrival of their second child. The whole family tries to help the new baby sleep safely and reduce the chances of SIDS. Other safety tips and resources are included.

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Men’s Health

Body Maintenance Manual

A pocket-size guide to men’s health issues for men ages 18-45.

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Manual de Mantenimiento del Cuerpo

Esta guía de salud, tamaño bolsillo, es para hombres de 18-45 años.

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Medical Home

Ear Infections

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides quick guide on symptoms and treatment of inner and outer ear infections.

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Colds, the Flu, and Other Infections

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides quick guide on the symptoms and treatment of colds, the flu and other infections.

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Fever: the body’s way of fighting sickness

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides a quick guide on what to do when a child spikes a fever.

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Choosing a Quality Medical Home

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides a definition of what a medical home is and suggests questions that can be asked when choosing a quality Medical Home. Questions are based on the characteristics of a quality medical home as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Make each doctor’s visit work for you!

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides quick guide on how to get the most out of every visit to your child’s “Medical Home.” Especially useful for children with special healthcare needs.

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Medical Home vs. Emergency Room

Bilingual (English/Spanish) bookmark provides quick guide on when the “Medical Home” is the right place for medical care.

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The Right Call Every Time. Your Medical Home

Easy-to-read, bilingual (English/Spanish) brochure explaining what a “Medical Home” is and how to use it.

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